Rep. Donna Edwards
Democrat • 4th District, Maryland • 4th Term • Sworn In 2008
- 13 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 217 of 437) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 122 of 437)
- 295 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 149 of 439) 11 Made Into Law (Ranks 319 of 439)
Donna Edwards grew up in a military family, living in various places around the world. She attended Wake Forest University and after college went to work for the Lockheed Corporation with the Spacelab program. Following the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Edwards changed careers and went into law, receiving her J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law School in New Hampshire. As a lawyer, Edwards has focused on public interest work. She was co-founder and the first executive director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, worked on campaign finance reform for Public Citizen and as the executive director of the Center for a New Democracy, and in 2000 became executive director of the Arca Foundation.
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- Past Seven Days: 27
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.5338 - Federal Employee Pension Fairness ActReferred to House Foreign Affairs Jul 31, 2014 32 Views
To repeal the revised annuity employee and further revised annuity employee categories within the Federal Employees Retirement System, and for...
H.R.4169 - S.O.S. ActReferred to the Subcommittee Mar 07, 2014 2 Views
To prevent deaths occurring from drug overdoses.
H.R.3740 - Child Care Access and Refundability Expansion ActReferred to the House Committee Dec 12, 2013 3 Views
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the credit for dependent care expenses refundable and to index the income phaseout of the c...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5741 - Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Dec 11, 2014 9 Views
To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified permanent paper ballot under title III of such Act, and for other purpo...
H.R.5571 - 10-20-30 Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Dec 11, 2014 18 Views
To provide an increased allocation of funding for assistance in persistent poverty counties, and for other purposes.
H.R.5587 - Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Sep 19, 2014 8 Views
To reduce opioid misuse and abuse.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5699: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5699 John Muir National Historic Site Expansion ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 83: To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H R 83 An Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to energyNay (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 5806: Supporting America's Charities Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5806 Supporting America’s Charities ActNay (with party)December 11, 2014